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Type: Statute
Statute: 1971 ACT AS AMENDED
Title: Title III Banks for Cooperatives
Part:
Subtitle: Part B United and National Bank for Cooperatives
Chapter Name:
U.S. Code Citation: 12 U.S.C. 2142


12 U.S.C. 2142 SEC. 3.21. BOARD OF DIRECTORS PROVISIONS.
(a) INITIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The initial board of directors of a consolidated bank shall include the members of the boards of directors of the farm credit districts who were elected by voting stockholders of the constituent district banks for cooperatives (as such banks existed on the date of the enactment of this section) and who shall serve out the terms for which they were elected.
(b) PERMANENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
(1) COMPOSITION. The permanent board of directors of a consolidated bank shall consist of
(A) three members, elected by the voting stockholders of the consolidated bank, from each of the Farm Credit districts that had been served by constituent banks, as such districts existed on the date of the enactment of this section, at least one of whom, from each such district, shall be a farmer;
(B) one member elected by the voting stockholders of each district bank for cooperatives that is not a constituent of the consolidated bank; and
(C) one member appointed by the members chosen under subparagraphs (A) and (B) who shall not be a stockholder or borrower of a System institution or an officer or director of any such stockholder or borrower.
(2) NOMINATION AND ELECTION. For purposes of nominating and electing members of the board of directors under paragraph (1)(A):
(A) FIRST MEMBER. The nomination and election of the first member from each district shall be carried out on the basis provided for in section 3.3(d).
(B) SECOND MEMBER.
(i) IN GENERAL. The nomination and election of the second member from each district shall be carried out with each voting stockholder of the consolidated bank located in the district having one vote, plus a number of votes (or fractional part thereof) equal to the number of stockholders eligible to vote in that district multiplied by the percentage (or fractional part thereof) of the total equity interest (including allocated, but not unallocated, surplus and reserves) in the consolidated bank of all such stockholders located in that district held by the individual voting stockholder
(I) at the close of the immediately preceding fiscal year of the consolidated bank; or
(II) with respect to the first election held under this subsection, as of such date as the Farm Credit Administration shall prescribe.
(ii) TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES. The total number of votes for each district under this subparagraph shall be the number of voting stockholders of the consolidated bank located in the district multiplied by two.
(C) THIRD MEMBER. The nomination and election of the third member from each district shall be carried out in accordance with procedures prescribed in the bylaws of the consolidated bank.
(3) TERMS.
(A) IN GENERAL. The members of the board of directors of the consolidated bank shall serve for a term of 3 years.
(B) TIMING OF ELECTIONS. Procedures for electing members of the board of directors of the consolidated bank under this subsection shall ensure that the beginning of the terms of such members coincide with the expiration of the terms of members of the interim board of directors of the bank under subsection (a) of this section.
(4) FCA REGULATIONS. The nomination and election of the members of the board of directors of the consolidated bank under this subsection shall be carried out in accordance with regulations issued by the Farm Credit Administration.
(c) MODIFICATION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS PROVISIONS. The provisions of subsection (b) of this section relating to the board of directors of the consolidated bank, other than the provisions relating to the initial composition, nomination, and election of the members of the board, may be modified on an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the voting stockholders of the bank, with each such stockholder to have, for such purposes, only one vote. Any proposals for modifying such provisions shall be submitted for a vote by such stockholders in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Farm Credit Administration.

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